Dear Rev. Zadig,
Before too much more time passes, we wanted to thank you and your congregation for the warm welcome we received while worshipping at St. Michael’s during our three-week stay in Charleston in March. We attended three of your contemporary worship services, as we’ve done in the past during our Charleston visits. We felt very much at home, thanks to the genuine and heartfelt greetings from your parishioners. Nancy and I particularly enjoyed your sermons on “Christ of Culture” and “Christ Above Culture.” Your point about “preserving our faith in formaldehyde” will resonate with us for a long time. I was impressed with how you so eloquently verbalized certain less-than-desirable traits of complacent Christians (I include myself) — traits that the rest of us rarely care to admit to ourselves. You have moved me to commit to renewing and growing my faith, and becoming more involved again in my home church’s outreach efforts.
Thank you for your ministry, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Ralph and Nancy Deptolla
Good morning Al,
Recently my daughter Lindsay had been asking a ton of questions regarding all matters of faith- just last week she had questions ( that were raised due to her Science class) regarding the big bang, the origin of man and the Trinity. We had wonderful conversations about what the Bible tells us regarding all three of these issues, and then more discussion about how I interpreted the Word.
On Sunday night we had such an amazing discussion! She was so open and honest about how before the sermon she (in her words) knew that Jesus loved her, and went to Sunday School, said her prayers, went to Church….but that on Easter Sunday as she sat and listened to the sermon, she felt totally filled with The Holy Spirit and was overwhelmed with the desire to let Him into her life in a new and powerful way. She said very simply after our time together, “ Mommy, I feel changed”.
I don’t know that I could have said it any better. Thank you for all that you do for our family, our St. Michael’s family, and for giving us such an inspiring sermon.